January 14, 2010

From Aristotle to Zizek

The principle of tolerance or the thesis that faith should never be questioned was a compromise that arose during the Enlightenment as a means of quelling religious warfare and persecution. This was a good principle. However, it seems that given the way religion currently functions in the public sphere, it is high time religious belief be placed back on the table as an object of rational debate and dispute. from Larval Subjects 
Gilson -- who was a Catholic philosopher -- brings to light the extreme irony that Protestantism and Darwinism are quite directly linked, for they are really just two competing versions of modernity -- a modernity which is already intellectually exhausted. from One Cosmos 

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